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Overview It is 1941, and America stands at the portal of a new era. In Los Angeles, newspaper tycoon Keagan Hayes finds himself strangely powerless as his three grown daughters mirror the path of a country caught up in the explosive drama of a world at war. Cameron, his eldest, is a rookie reporter determined to succeed or fail on her merits alone. When an assignment takes her to war-torn Europe, her quest for a headline takes backstage to the suffering - and the compassion - she witnesses. Blair, a fledgling actress, becomes enamoured with the splendor of Hollywood, while Jackie, the youngest and a UCLA freshman, discovers the price of a friendship fraught with controversy. Will the trauma of war be the catalyst for peace?
A dramatic and compelling journey through the trials and triumphs of World War II. From California to the battlefields of Europe, Written on the Wind weaves a tale of ambitions and failures, loves and losses, amid the drama of World War II.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.66" Height: 1.28" Weight: 0.875 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2002
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764224212 ISBN13 9780764224218
Availability 0 units.
More About Judith Pella
MICHAEL PHILLIPS is a bestselling author with more than seventy of his own titles. In addition to his own work, Phillips has helped reawaken interest in Victorian novelist George MacDonald over the past thirty years. Michael and his wife alternate their time between Scotland and their home in California. JUDITH PELLA is a bestselling, award-winning author whose in-depth research combines with her skillful storytelling to provide readers with dramatic, thought-provoking novels. She and her husband make their home in Oregon.
Judith Pella currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Written on the Wind (Daughters of Fortune, Book 1)?
It made me very happy Dec 16, 2006
It made me very glad that charcters from the series "The Russians" were put into the books. (The Russians is a very good book series you need to read) I thought Written on the Wind was very good and belivable. True it does leave you hanging on the end so I am very excited to get the next book so I can see what happens.
Should Have Been Good - But It Wasn't Jun 26, 2006
This SHOULD have been a good book. The story was decent, the characters had potential... But the writing was ghastly, particularly the dialogue. For some reason, Pella shuns contractions and insists on dropping a name of direct address into every line of dialogue. Clunky, to say the best. One expects more from an author as prolific as Pella.
Oh, and would somebody please tell me what the title has to do with anything?
Solid Start to Wonderful Series Jun 15, 2006
Pella excels at history. Therefore, it's no surprise that her books tend to contain a lot of it. This makes them both great and a bit slow at times. If you're willing to wait out the fascinating and thorough political intrigue and history stuff, the stories pay off in the end. Not much is resolved in this book, but that's because it's really only part one of a larger story. Stand alone humph, this book is meant to be read in conjunction with the other 3. I promise things are resolved by the end of the series (believe me I just finished reading the last one about a day ago). Written on the Wind introduces us to Cameron, Blair, and Jacki - this one's mainly about Cameron and her verbal duels with her father and struggles to make it in the man's world of journalism circa 1940. If you invest enough of your time reading this book, you'll be slowly draw in and captivated by the realistic characters.
Written on the Wind - Daughters of Fortune Series Jul 19, 2005
Judith Pella is an amazing author! I have read her work for years now, and she is at the top of my list. Written on the Wind is a spectacular book. Action, romance, faith; just enough of each one to keep you in suspence of what will happen next. The series "The Russians" is my favorite all time series from her. I thought it absolutely fantastic that she intertwined some of the characters from that series into The Daughters of Fortune series. (If you have not read "The Russians" you must!!!! It will help you understand more of the Russian history that is talked about in Written on the Wind.) Daughters of Fortune series is a must read! I can't wait to finish the series! You will fall in love with the characters of the story. She makes you feel like you are a part of the story! Once again, 5 stars!!!!
What a great book! Jan 22, 2004
I have to admitt that I had never read a Christian Fiction book before I read "Written on the Wind" by Judith Pella. The main reason that I bought it was that it was set during World War 2. But after starting the book, I was very sorry that it me so long to read it. Ms. Pella is truly a great writer that is able bring the characters to life. She is also is able to show that during war-time faith is something that is needed for survival. This is a book that should not be missed and I look foward to read the other books in the "Daughters of Fortune" series!